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Ideas March/April 2018

Ideas is all about MAKING your world more beautiful. Packed with creative inspiration, fresh ideas, easy projects and step-by-step instructions, this magazine is the go-to guide for crafters, stitchcrafters, makers, cooks and DIY home decorators.

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Idees Fabriek
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from the editor

I’m a list maker. Firstly because I am by nature a bit disorganised and prone to distraction, and need to organise my life. And secondly, because it gives me enormous pleasure to tick off completed tasks. In fact, I’m the type of person who adds something that I’ve already done that morning to the list, just so I can also tick it off.Before my lists I used to write every thought and appointment on yellow sticky notes that I then plastered all over my office. Until the Monday morning that I arrived at work to discover that my new PA had removed every single one and had thrown them all away. She wanted to surprise me with a squeaky clean, minimalistic office ... Shame, I don’t think she has ever…

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contributors

AND CONTENT PARTNERS FOR THIS ISSUEHAPPY IN HER APRONWedding cakes, birthday cakes, delicious biscuits – ask and she can make them! Tani Kirsten from Bake Me Happy has come a long way with Ideas, and thanks to her series we all now know how to work with fondant. This year it’s butter icing we’re going to be impressing our guests with. Try your hand at this month’s dahlias on page 62. Contact her at 084 588 8184 or info@bakemehappy.co.za if your special occasion calls for a celebratory cake.Art giftsFor this first-birthday issue we wanted to give everyone a little present. A lovely artwork to frame, or to scan and enlarge or reduce for cards, book covers or placemats, or to print onto fabric for cushions... you surprise us constantly with…

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things to do

creativecalendarideas@gmail.comMarch21 March Human Rights Day24 March Earth Hour28 March End of first school term30 March Good FridayWESTERN CAPE1-5 MarchRelax with yoga, meditation and dance at SpiritFest at Somerset Gift in Swellendam. Tickets are available at webtickets.co.za. For more information, go to spiritfest.co.za.2-4 MarchEnjoy films, workshops and exhibitions at the Cape Town International Animation Festival at the River Club, Observatory. Tickets from webtickets.co.za. For details, go to www.ctiaf.com.3 MarchThe Paarl Ommiberg Harvest Celebration offers a family day of picnics, wine, gourmet treats and entertainment. Tickets are available at webtickets.co.za.3 MarchAttend an Italian-themed harvest festival at Idiom Tasting Centre in Somerset West. Tickets from webtickets.co.za. For more information, go to idiom.co.za.4 MarchWine, pop-up food stalls, grape stomping and entertainment are on offer at the Eikendal Weintaufe Harvest Carnival. Tickets will be available…

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books to read in march/april

diana@ideasfactory.co.zaCraftPaint Techniques by Winnie Saayman (Metz Press, R225) Whether it’s old furniture that you want to upcycle, or a modern piece that needs a soft, aged look, this book shows you how to transform a piano, metal cabinet, cement floors, tables and chairs, built-in wardrobe, brick wall, staircase and even an entire bathroom with paint. Step-by-step instructions show you how to apply paint techniques like colourwash, layering, distressing, ombré, gilding, stencilling and wood graining to any surface or piece of furniture in your home. More than 40 inspiring projects will help you breathe new life into your home.Sewing Happiness by Sanae Ishida (Sasquatch, R298) When Sanae Ishida was diagnosed with a chronic illness and lost her corporate job, she thought her life was over. But these challenges forced her to…

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gorgeous on instagram

@KONFETTI_LOVE PretoriaIf you enjoy throwing parties with heaps of colour and flavour, take a look at party planner and stylist Marissa Vogel’s Instagram feed. Her fun, stylish ideas will give you even more reasons to celebrate.@TEETEEHEEHEE SingaporeTextile artist Teresa Lim tells the most wonderful stories – mostly with her needle and thread. She embroiders what she feels and experiences and also shows what she discovers on her travels around the world.@CROCHETCRAZYGIRL Fouriesburg, Eastern Free StateWendy Erasmus crochets her heart out on her Instagram feed. Her beloved pets feature in her photos along with her colourful crochet projects, sometimes with beautiful farm scenes in the background. ■…

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what’s new

COLOURFUL CHAIRPut some style back into your home with the Darya occasional chair, combining comfort and sleek contemporary design with a touch of retro. The curved lines and combination of chrome and diamond-quilted fabric give this chair a unique look and the ability to liven up any space. Priced at R6 295 from Mobelli (www.mobelli.co.za).SMOOTH THE WRINKLESGenaissance de La Mer The Serum Essence has developed a substantial following worldwide since its launch in 2016, and now there are two new Genaissance products available. One of them is the Genaissance de La Mer The Infused Lotion (R4 070), an oil-in-water formulation that infuses the skin with fermented active ingredients, which help to strengthen the skin’s natural protective epidermal layer, and forms the perfect base for the Serum Essence that follows it.…

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